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with our very own defense department, invented the internet in the first place. back then, the u.s. was in the catbird seat, poised to lead the world down this astonishing new superhighway of information and innovation. now many other countries offer their citizens faster and cheaper access than we do. the faster high-speed access comes through fiber optic lines that transmit data in bursts of laser light, but many of us are still hooked up to broadband connections that squeeze digital information through copper wire. we're stuck with this old-fashioned technology because, as susan crawford explains, our government has allowed a few giant conglomerates to rig the rules, raise prices, and stifle competition. just like standard oil in the first gilded age a century ago. in those days, it was muckrakers like ida tarbell and lincoln steffens rattling the cages and calling for fair play. today it's independent thinkers like susan crawford. the big telecom industry wishes she would go away, but she's got a lot of people on her side. in fact, if you go to the white house citizen's petitio
reflections of the people who came before us. at new york life everything we do is to help you keep good going. kpix 5's kiet do says toxic vapors have been found at the company's offices >>> it seems one of silicone valley's dirty little secrets is coming back to thaunt haunt the giant google. toxic say portion have been found there. >>reporter: we're sitting across for from a site where decades ago, toxic chemicals were put into the grown. >>reporter: they are known as google builds qd6 and 7. problem began when construction allowed air to seep up from undergrounds. >> there has to be repairs to the foundation and that's how vapors may have been created to potentially migrate into the building. >>reporter: it turns the out the building sits on what used to be a semiconductor. the companies used a chemical to make chips. they dumped solvent into the ground. the normal range is 5 micrograms for cubic meter. the google building thating had help to 8. the employees were exposed for several months. >> it's good that once we found the results that prompt action was taken. >>reporter: we saw empl
her chances of a full recovery in time for the winter games. >>> let us start this morning with the decision by the postal service to end saturday mail delivery. nbc's tom costello is in a post office in washington, d.c. good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. this was a major move that the postal service is undertaking, losing $16 billion a year as it is forced to fund future retiree medical benefits. and congress still hasn't gotten around to addressing the issue. the postal service will act on its own to save money and here's the plan. starting august 1st, the usps will stop saturday mail delivery and will however continue package delivery and we should say medical delivery, in other words, pills and that kind of thing. mail delivery to post office boxes will continue on saturday. post offices would remain open on saturday. the estimating savings here is $2 billion a year. while it's true that first class mail has fallen off a cliff as you and i and everybody else shifts to e-mail, packaged delivery is soaring for the post office, up 14% in two years, becau
will be over. >> 34,000 u.s. troops will come home from afghanistan over the next year. that was news. the president also made news on the domestic policy front tonight as well calling for an increase in the federal minimum wainlg to $9 per hour. he also addressed at some length what has increasingly become a partisan issue across the country. the small democratic act of voting itself. >> defendin ining our freedom t is not just the job of our military alone. we must all do our part to make sure our god-given right is protected here at home. that includes one of the most fundamental rights of a democracy, the right to vote. when any american, no matter where they live or what their party, are denied that right, because they can't afford to wait for five or six or seven hours just to cast their ballot, we are betraying our ideals. so -- so tonight i'm announcing a nonpartisan commission to improve the voting experience in america. and it definitely needs improvement. >> perhaps the emotional crescendo of tonight's speech happens towards the end when the president pivoted to the issue o
, someone is always in our war room. check us out online at current.com/"the war room" where you can link up to our @tytoncurrenter and facebook page and look at our exclusive web extras. thank you for joining us here on "the war room." have a great night. we'll see you back here on monday. >> welcome to "the young turks." cenk is out today but we have a fantastic show for you. >> heck, yes we do. i'm ana kasparian cohost of the "the young turks" on line. >> your story is about to get better after you watch this hour of quality t.v. programming. >> first we're going to talk about the key stone pipeline. we'll follow the money. >> john mccain chuck hagel lots of drama. >> comedy before the superbowl weekend and nobody found it funny. >> the can we say is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straight forward question. i would like the answer whether you were right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> michael hastings, you have something for us about football, don't you? >> yes in advance of superbowl weekend, no one found it funny. >> what about gay guys, any approach you? >> i
carrying more than 4000 people in the gulf of mexico. the ntsb and the u.s. coast guard are sending investigators to mobil and the alabama where carnival cruise lines carnival triumph is expected to arrive tomorrow. the triumph of dallas in taxes for a scheduled 40 crews last thursday. a sunday and then fired knocked out this its primary power source leaving it a draft. >> treasury secretary nominee jack lew is expected to face questions from senate republicans say about his tenure at city group during its downward spiral during the 2008 financial crisis. political analysts say the growing will make for a tougher confirmation hearing and then white house officials and initially anticipated. flu would succeed to indict the are aware this resigned last month. little is currently the white house chief of staff. senators have expressed criticism of the $1 million bonus lu received shortly before see group got a $300 billion federal guarantee to take are the bank's elite mortgage-backed securities. and the report and the national hurricane center says super storm sandy was a deadly is hu
-- not to be confused with this meteor. today, the asteroid was streaming toward earth. as predicted, it missed us this afternoon by about 17,000 miles. but that was still pretty close. tonight, we wanted to bring in amy meinzer an astrophysicist. she joins us from the jet propulsion laboratory in california. amy, thanks for being here. when we saw the images out of russia today, we all wondered, would this happen here? >> it's possible an event like this could happen again. this was the largest fireball we have seen in a long time, since about 1908. there could be others that happen that we just don't see, because they happen over the ocean, or over some place that's not populated. >> this image caught our eyes as well. all of those dots are space debris. this is the earth here. 21,000 pieces orbiting the earth. that's a lot of stuff not too far away. >> that's right. there is a lot of space junk out there. we're working hard to track it. keep showing where it's going to go, what's going to happen to it. in most cases, the bits of space debris will fall down. they'll be burned up in the earth's a
action against the city of oakland for his wrongful conviction. he told us would he in the comment on that. he was only interested in seeing hisfamily and friends. in dublin, abc 7 news. >> plan police say under investigation since last november now inÑi jail for molestation. as thomas explains, the last thing that mother with kids at that school wanted to hear is that a suspected child molester was working there. >>reporter: jason of san bruno once an actor here at the center repertoire company at the center for the narcotic walnut creek. he also worked here at the ballet school on north main street. the daughter takes lessons at the school. >> hurts my heart to know that someone around young children is to go something terrible. >> operators at the school told that you say once they heard 27-year-old man was being investigated by both walnut creek and pleasant hill police he was fired. >> they also say he was a clerk and not around chirp. pleasant hill police lieutenant dan says the investigation into child molestation allegations against him began last november. >> femal
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to that region. >>> but first, let's get to that blast at the u.s. embassy in ankara. let's start with pierre. one of the most heavily fortified embassies in the middle east. it happened in the middle of the day. >> reporter: the situation is veried fluid. we're trying to get more details. a blast at the gate to the u.s. embassy. the state department is calling this a terrorist attack. the associated press is reporting that the u.s. ambassador has told reporters there that a guard at the gate was killed. at least one turkish citizen has wounded. they're calling it a suicide bombing. rescue personnel are at the scene. u.s. officials here in washington are pressing to get more information. pierre homegrown islamic terrorists have exploded bombs in istanbul before. any claims of responsibility on this attack? >> reporter: no details on who might have done this. intelligence officials are trying to get to the bottom of this. >>> let's bring in jon karl with the white house reaction to the embassy explosion. jon, in the wake of the benghazi, libya, attack, lot of focus on security. >> reporter: no
-up call. you knew the u.s. facility was under attack, the embassador was missing. there had been teams deployed potentially to help in a rescue effort. this was total chaos. the u.s. facility on 9/11 under attack and the president of the united states didn't call to follow-up. >> you would think there would be an open lean and constant communication. >> look at the response, totally flaccid. they were left hanging fire and they died. even to this day, there's nobody in custody for the attack, despite there were security cameras all around. we have pictures of the people who did this and yet no one has been brought to justice. the response is baffling and it's shocking the president didn't call for eight hours and i don't understand why. >> i don't either. there's been so many movies devoted to the osama bin laden capture and -- or assassination. it would be nice to know the minute-by-minute internal working. it's fascinating and intriguing. surely something had to be happening in the white house. >> flip it around. what's a the justification for not revealing that information. why shou
down a man who used to wear a badge. overnight, police teams scour big bear mountain, three hours outside of los angeles. this is where police discovered christopher corner's burnt out truck. the 33-year-old at the center of a massive manhunt. >> we don't know what he's going to do. we don't -- we know what he's capable of doing and we need to find him. >> reporter: heavily armed and extremely dangerous, police say corner, a former lapd officer, navy reservist and sharp shooter, has already killed three and is targeting many more. >> of course he knows what he's doing. we trained him. >> reporter: four years ago corner accused a fellow officer of kicking a suspect in the head, but it was corner who was fired for making false statements in the case. detectives say dorner is targeting officers he names in this manifesto published on-line. you will now live the life of the prey. i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm term mating yours. -- terminating yours. police say the revenge killings began sunday when monica kwan and keith lawrence were shot to death. kwan's
dorner. abc's cecilia vega has been covering the story all night. and joins us now this morning with the very latest. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: elizabeth, good morning. -pt dorner lasted ten, long days. the heart of that search and now likely its finale, happening right here in this ski resort town outside of los angeles. sources tell abc news, a charred body was found in a burned-down house where a shoot-out yesterday took place with police. now, authorities are looking to forensic evidence to confirm that body belongs to christopher dorner. after an all-day shoot-out filled with drama -- the week-long international manhunt for christopher dorner ended overnight in a blazing inferno and a hail of gunfire. [ gunfire ] with local news stations broadcasting live -- >> what you are hearing is the scene unfolding live. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, it all started shortly after noon, when a maid called 911, saying she and another worker had been tied up and held hostage by dorner in a resort cabin. remarkably, just a few yards from where police had
nbc's michele kosinski is in south africa on the story for us this morning. michele, good morning. give us the latest. >> hi, savannah. oscar pistorius sobbed his body shaking as this ruling was read and you could say in many ways this was expected, but this judge kept everyone guessing. his ruling lasted two hours. he criticized the prosecution, then said that it doesn't mean their case is not strong. then he hit pistorius saying he has problems with his story about what happened that morning. ultimately ruling, though, pistorius is not a flight risk, not a danger to the public. he will be released on bail tonight. >> the accused is not a flight risk. >> reporter: listen to the reaction on audio feed at the moment the ruling on bail was finally read. >> the accused has made a case to be released on bail. >> yeah! >> reporter: oscar pistorius entered the court with a calm demeanor looking more collected, even confident than we've seen. head forward, eyes closed. prosecutors picked up their argument, again ripping into pistorius' account of what happened the morning reeva steenkamp
see the waves whipping up. the gusts are starting to come at us now. you get a perspective from the light just how fast and hard the snow is starting to fall. >> reporter: the roads are already horrible. >> the roads are so bad right now that i would honestly rather walk than drive. >> reporter: this section of i-95 in connecticut was shut down and even the plows are crashing. this one flipped in bedford county, virginia. in new york, long lines and fears of fuel shortages like after superstorm sandy. >> there is no need to panic buying gas for your cars. all indications are the gas supply is plentiful and deliveries will not be disrupted. >> reporter: at the airport, at least 4,500 flights canceled through sunday and delays felt as far away as los angeles. in boston, getting off the roads and home was most important. >> my concern is about the power. >> i heard we might get a foot or two. so it sounds like the blizzard of '78 which i grew up hearing my parents talk about. and it may be our turn now. >> reporter: diane, the worst of it is just getting under way, it will go throu
here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how much of a surprise this was? >> it is a surprise. i people think had fair warning. it was a few years ago in a book called "light of the world," a long interview with a german journalist. the journalist asked the pope if he would resign. and he said something interesting. in the midst of a candle and all that stuff. he said now is not the time. it's not the time to run when you're in great risk and emergency period.
.n. in rent. >> the precipitation mike has been warning us about has been costly with a car rolled on the highway yesterday. >> i saw a car in 101 flipped on its side this morning. >> be safe. here is mike with the forecast. >> that gives you an idea what we are dealing with. live doppler 7 hd shows san mateo bridge, to wood side that is where we are seeing the better radar runs. sliding to this area, silver creek valley road, headed into the narrow parts of the santa clara valley coming out of san jose you can see on the alpine road, highway 35, summit road, that is where we are getting radar returns that are color-coded so that means a possible winter mix. lingering shoring through 7:00 and 36 to 42 is the temperature spread. through noon, a dry push of air and the clouds open and temperatures are near 50. in the afternoon, partly cloudy and breezy and low 50's. have a jacket this evening, we are in the low-to-mid 40's. moving forward, we have a slow warming trend as the dry air takes over, mid-to-upper 50's and near 60's on sunday and more fists h 60's for monday. >> most of the
, and we will be outside the superdome where they will set the scene for us. the 49ers are at the team hotel. and in two to three hours, they will take a bus to the stadium. jim harbaugh led the players in a 15 minute walk through inside the dome. that's the video you are seeing there. he wanted the team to get used to playing on the surface as well as looking at the lights. >> players were allowed to bring their families to watch. one person actually shod who has got it better than us. and everyone in the stadium replied nobody. >>> this is the french quarter. >> check out the fans. last night partying on bourbon street was the warm up. real celebration happens tonight. it will hopefully be a super bowl win. >> it is better than christmas. >> 365 days to tell everybody. be like the 49ers. >> well 49ers fans tell us they make your visit safe and enjoyable. they included 1200 police officers and louisiana state troopers and hundreds of agents. the air space is going to be restricted. fans entering the stadium are being searched and dogs are being brought in to sniff out contraband. >>>
the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: in a matter of minute, just after 3:00 p.m., agents used an explosive charge to blow open the bunker's entrance. they killed dykes, before taking the boy to a nearby hospital by ambulance. abc news has learned in the course of a week-long standoff, the fbi had created this mock bunker near the site. and had been using it to train agents for different scenarios to get the boy out. still, monday's raid was not the ending police had sought. they spent days negotiating with the decorated vietnam veteran, through a ventilation shaft. sending food and toys to the boy, while addressing the h hosta hostage-taker as mr. dykes. when the talks finally broke down, police say they had no other choice but to catch dykes by surprise. incredibly, ethan's mother had asked police days ago, not to kill dykes. >> she put her hand on the officer's heart and said, sir, don't hurt him. he's sick. >> reporter: you know, friends and family tell us that little ethan is a boy that loves to be hugged. and you can bet, he's getting those hugs today. george? >> thanks,
is charged with the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. live in san jose, i'm arturo santiago, nbc bay area news. >>> now let's it turn your attention to new details on the man and his past linked to high-power weapons. we started digging as soon as the story broke. tony kovaleski joins us now with exclusive investigation on 0 his criminal background, his mental history and why, tony, he was able to get out of jail after serving only one year of a six-year sentence. i know you talked to a source with intimate knowledge of this man. >> reporter: jessica, we've learned a great deal through court records and a variety of sources. he served in the marines but not a full term. he was discharged for medical reasons. he spent some time with family about three years ago in arizona before returning to san jose, according to his former attorney. the legal troubles started shortly after his father had him placed on a mental health hold at valley medical center. >> he was a trouble d individua in a lot of ways. >> reporter: this attorney represented him following an incident that started in th
rose is off today. anthony mason is with us. as you're waking up in the west police in southern california may be closing in on a former officer who declared war on his own. christopher dorner is accused of shooting two police officers yesterday in river side california, killing one of them. he was already wanted for killing a young couple. the dragnet stretches for hundreds of miles across southern california, but this morning, the focus is on big bear outside los angeles. ben tracy is there, ben, good morning. >> reporter: norah and anthony good morning. with daylight on the west coast the search resumes for christopher dorner. they did have small search teams working this area throughout the night but so far no sign of him. the authorities acknowledge this could be an elaborate diversion or perhaps even a trap. when an assault team descended on the mountain town of big bear california, authorities hoped they were hot on the trail of christopher dorner. 125 officers joined the search following fresh tracks in the snow that led from this burned out truck th
they left the game not one complaint about the power outage. for us, that was a turning point in the game. we came so close. the feeling this morning is proud. >> what do we know why there was a power outage? >> no. a lot of things are going on at the time. they were embarrassed. after ken st and what happened here they tried to make sure that the super dome became a crown jewel again. they were not very proud about what happened, they have a lot of explaining to do. i'm going to dra >> san jose police are investigating a shooting this morning that killed one person and injured another. this sitting at a last night around 9:00 in the 1000 block of audubon drive. police arrived and found two victims, was announced that the scene, the other was taken to the hospital would not life threatening injuries. so far, no arrests have been made. >> we had a house fire overnight in san jose. as it turns out it was a marijuana grow house at a residential neighborhood. it was on the 500 block of scouts the court and the fire is under control and no injuries have been reported. the fire remains under in
. >> the weather beat us to the punch so yeah i borrowed a friend's truck. >> on the new york islanders land's express way hundreds of cars got stuck with hundreds of drivers spending the night on the road. even 18 wheels weren't enough to conquer the conditions. >> we need a plow. >> nearly three feet of snow is falling in some places and it's still coming down. winds traveling at up to 83 miles an hour whipping up ocean waters and causing flooding from massachusetts to maine. >> if you lose power, and we are experiencing a lot of wind at that time, you should plan on your power being out for some period of time. >> and this morning over 600,000 people waking up without power. >> make sure you have basic food supplies, medications at home. and prepare for the possibility of being shut in and at home for the next 24 or 48 hours. >> many residents say they are as prepared as they can be. >> yeah, the electrical is out and now we have some food. >> armies of snowplows and salt trucks are clearing the snow, sometimes with the roads even getting the better of them. >> the roads are so bad right
there hurt. the u.s. ambassador offered his sympathies to the family of the guard. >> from today's event it's clear we both suffer from this terrible, terrible problem of today's world and we're determined after events like this only more to cooperate together until we defeat this problem together. >> turkey has seen a number of terror attacks over the years, organized not just by islamist militants but by internal groups. turkey state tv says the bomber was a suspected member of a far left group within the country, and this is the week when a u.s. patriot missile unit is due to go into service in turkey. >> mark phillips thanks. >>> here in new orleans we're two days away from super bowl xlvii. 150,000 people are expected here this weekend, and kicking off the party yesterday, beyonce, she finally answered critics of her last performance as she gets ready for another worldwide audience. jeff glor is just down the road from us at the superdome. jeff? good morning. >> reporter: charlie, good morning. yeah, on the field right now and for all the speculation about what w
with us, we have more coming up. 0!ockÑ?çóxo?Ñ=çñÑñçvxqx?ñññ?óioy >> reporter: we're gathering information on a developing story in san francisco. a man pulled from the water by san francisco firefighters. we'll tell you how i is doing this morning. >>> a heartbreaking loss for the 49ers in the super bowl. how fans here in san francisco responded to the game. >> reporter: we're live in san jose where bullets were flying in one neighborhood after the super bowl leaving a teenager dead. we'll tell you what neighbors and police are saying. >>> crews find more than just flames as they rush to a fire. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >>> it's monday, february 4th. >>> a person was pulled from the water near aquatic park. alex savidge is live in san francisco with what we know about the rescue. good morning, alex. >> reporter: i just spoke with the battalion chief out here. i'm told this was a 19-year-old man pulled from the frigid bay waters. this is where he was brought. i want to show you some video of what this scene loo
-base. >> reporter: the economy, invoking a phrase he used a lot in 2012, the middle class. >> a growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs, that must be the north star that guides our efforts. >> reporter: and taking a page from the last democratic president, bill clinton, by offering a laundry list of poll tested ideas. >> i'm announcing a launch of three more of these manufacturing house, and raise the minimum wage to $9. make high-quality preschool available to every single child in america. a new college score card that parents and students can use. i propose we use some of our oil and gas revenues to fund an energy security crisis. >> reporter: mr. obama adopted a tough tone throughout his address. >> let's set party interests aside and work to pass a budget that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments in our future. let's do it without the brinkmanship that scares off investors and stresses consumers. >> reporter: the night's emotional moment, the president's call for congress to at least vote on serious gun control, invoking the memory of gun victims like
can, but the leadership, oh, my gosh, like, they'll tell us one thing, you know, for example, you know, a tugboat was supposed to come once that first evening. well, we sat on the water for two days with nothing and, you know, the seas were really high. in fact, that night my friends and i we slept in our lifeboats in our bed and i truly, truly, truly thought the boat was going to tip over because it slants at, like, a 45-degree angle one day, and then the next day it's to the other side. and, like, i don't know, pipes are busting. i know the sewer is backing up and, like, water is in the cabins and it's just a nightmare. >> it sounds absolutely horrendous. did i hear you correctly a few moments ago, there are no working toilets or there's just lit -- >> there's -- there's very limited. for example, ours worked one day for one hour. but then it has not worked since then. so, basically we've had an hour of it working. i mean, we have to use the bathroom in these bags in the trash can, you know, like, the vanity trash can and then we have to take it into the hall and put it in these bigg
at a u.s. embassy. new information coming in from turkey. >>> the latest controversy involving the san francisco 49ers and the gay community. this time it centers around the video. >>> good morning. welcome to a brand new day friday, february 1st i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. let's get a quick check of weather and traffic. let's start with steve. >> it looks good. we start off a little cold for some or not too bad for others. temperatures near 50 close to the coast and in san francisco. high pressure again says i don't think so. everything continues to go north. hazy sunshine. a lot of 60s. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. right now traffic is looking good on 880 oakland. we are still at the point where it's not that bad for you to drive. things are about to change. this is also a look at 80 westbound coming out to the mccarthur maze. let's go back to the desk. >>> topping our news breaking news story we first told you about on the morning news at 4:30. oakland police have issued an amber alert for a missing one- year-old girl. isaza tolefree was wearing a pink shirt with b
diego. >> stay with us for continuing coverage of the manhunt. we will update you immediately on any developments right here and on twitter whenever it happens. we are always updating breaking news at abc7news.com. >> the northeast is under a blizzard warning as a winter storm is ready to hit the region. now, a look at snow flurries that are falling in new york city. this is a while ago. blizzard warnings took affect two hours ago for new york city and parts of new jersey and in long island, connecticut, massachusetts, all under a blizzard wanting right new. airlines have canceled 3,200 flights to and from the east coast. abc7 news reporter is live at san francisco international airport with the warning that has gone out to travelers. we have weather there and here. cornell? >> it is not looking good at all if you are trying to fly to any airport in the northeast this morning. at least 30 flights have been canceled out of sfo alone. look at video from this morning, folks are showing up for united to boston, newark, john f. kennedy, and philadelphia. if you are flying there you are se
a bank of america branch in oakland near the airport. fbi tells us the man supports violent jihad and wanted to start some kind of civil war. it all unfolded at bank of america branch near the oakland international boulevar boulevard. mark matthews explains what happened. >> according to the fbi matthe matthew's first target was the federal reserve in san francisco. on december 7 he told the undercover agent the bank looked too secure. and instead they should plan to bomb the oakland branch of the bank of america on hagueen roa road. on december 23 as they drove to the bank the agent says he described how he wanted to place the car bomb unthe pillar of the bank in hope of bringing down the entire building. detailed in the criminal complaint laughed and hugged undercover agent as he planned where the bomb would be policed. bomb was 12 5 gallon buck let with what he thought were explosive. complaint says he bought a couple cell phone, 9 volt battery, battery cap and led light used in a triggering device. after driving the black suv to the bank this morning he reportedly wal
part of the country this morning. weather channel mike seidel is in kansas city, missouri, for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. a whiteout here in kansas city, snowing two inches an hour with winds gusting 30 miles an hour. this is a big storm. it will likely be their biggest snowfall in about 20 years. meanwhile, this part of the country is in a terrible drought, so the farmers are happy to see anything, snow or rain, falling from the sky. this may be coming soon to a sidewalk near you. just like this trusty mailman in michigan, millions of americans are already being challenged by a fierce winter storm. in kansas, they are bracing for up to 18 inches of snow in some parts. police in wichita are telli ini folks to stay home. >> we are asking people to stay off the roadways just because of the conditions that are deteriorating. >> reporter: the latest big blast of winter is predicted to hit 18 states, affecting at least 30 million people. all from a storm that hit california and the west coast and is now moving across the country. in tulsa, oklahoma, reduced visibi
. that instability sent oil prices plunging this morning. >>> and the white house stepping up u.s. involvement in syria's bloody civil war. secretary of state john kerry has promised the rebels trying to overthrow bashar al assad that support from the u.s. is coming. though he didn't elaborate further. he did persuade rebel leaders to attend a conference in rome this week. "the new york times" reports that saudi arabia is already shipping weapons to the rebels, something president obama has refused to do in the past. >>> and next time you're tempted to illegally download music or movies online, you could be in store for a rather rude awakening. beginning this week, the top internet providers will be tracking illegal downloads as part of the new copyright alert system, organized by the entertainment industry. you will get six warnings to stop. and then the real punishment kicks in. your service provider will temporarily slow your connection to a crawl. >>> have you seen first lady michelle obama's wardrobe change from the oscars? we saw mrs. obama in her sleeveless silver gown, looking lovely,
information about anything you saw today, please go to www.thedoctorstv.com. thanks for joining us n. [ cheers and applause ] [ applause ] (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> good morning. it is friday february 8th. we are taking a live look outside from our roof camera here on van ness avenue. we'll be checking in with erica who has a look at our forecast in just a few minutes. but first. a widespread blizzard is expected to arrive in the northeastern u-s this morning. tory dunnan is live from boston with more, good morning tory. hundreds of flights in and out of s-f-o are expected to be cancelled due to the nor'easter storm. >> it is a bitterly stra col morning, and even the white out conditions. passengers at boston's logan airport for hoping to dodged this airport. >> they think that is going to be crazy. >> 2.5. feet in some areas. >> if it happens overnight friday and saturday is as good a of a timely as we could have. >> reporter: from new jersey, to the state of maine. >> wheat are used to these type of storms and to use common said stay off t
authority is the lead investigator. both the u.s. coast guard and the national transportation safety board, the ntsb, are heavily involved, interviewing passengers and crew, trying to determine why the fire broke out and how it was handled and ultimately trying to prevent something like this from ever happening again. lester? >> thanks. the ordeal on the carnival "triumph" was difficult for everyone on board. for some, it did become a dire emergency. our chief medical correspondent, dr. nancy snyderman, has a story of one family's dream cruise that turned into a hair-raising evacuation on the high seas. [ cheers ] >> they're safe! >> thank you. >> reporter: their trip was supposed to be a birthday party and family reunion at sea. planned for more than a year and including 31 relatives. >> for me it was the most scariest part. i thought they're here for my birthday. >> reporter: this trip of a lifetime was ruined when at 5:30 last sunday the ship's p.a. system sounded alarms. their thoughts instantly turned to one member -- rachel alderett, 54 years old and suffering kidney disease. she nee
the region. >> good morning. very mild yesterday, i liked it. >> yeah. that actually helped us out today. it warmed up the road. make it difficult for what came down last night and today to stick to the road. you will wake up to snow out there on the car, grass and bushes, that kind of a deal. not too much going on this morning. there is another wave of precipitation moving across the region. now we're in the up side of the temperatures for the day. we'll start going up here around sunrise. this is the wave now. one last night. this one will provide a chance for showers closer to the coastline it will develop into a storm again that will move up to the northeast. the temperatures are above freezing. with that our temperatures are going to be close enough to freezing, they could pull-down cold air to give us flurries throughout the day and the afternoon. the temperatures up the 40 degrees. we will answer the question, when will it move out of here in first warning weather forecast, in a moment. >> thank you, tim. >>> first, here's what people
for joining us this morning. and so -- speaking of joe flacco, a rich young man and the ravens mvp quarterback. he'll join us live today a bit later in the program. that's now it from here in new orleans. back to you, george. >> thank you, josh. >>> we're going to switch gears now to that shocking killing of legendary s.e.a.l. chris kyle. he was gunned down at a shooting range over the weekend. the man arrested was a troubled former marine whom kyle was trying to help. ryan owens has more from dallas. >> reporter: we're told that the young suspect idolized the man, chris kyle. so many people did. he was an american hero who survived so much at war, only to be gunned down here at home. >> i love the job. you know, the guys, the camaraderie. >> reporter: chris kyle knew the toll combat takes more than anyone. he served four tours in iraq. won seven medals for his bravery. killed more of the enemy than any sniper in u.s. military history. he talked about that transition from war to home just weeks ago. to the website guns.com. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a whole new way to ac
to the golden gate bridge would also be a good alternate route. i think this backlog will be with us for a while. this camera is showing movement a again so we will switch back. this is what it looks like if you're headed to that way. it will be a while for this to clear. we have also had a problem in the south bay and northbound to 80 there was an accident that block to lanes of traffic. it has cleared but the traffic is backed up toward 85 on 1 01 north. >> before we get to a erica let's talk about the north east whole is in the way for a big storm. this is a stock pile of salt that they are getting ready for. the piles of the salt are here because they want to make sure that roads are clear. they are still telling people not to travel and to just stay home. boston is going to be in the eye of the storm. they are very concerned. there is about 50 million people who will be affected by this storm. they stated that it may be white out conditions and there have been schools that have closed as well as flights that have been canceled. >> this is going to our arrive later on today so late morning t
will resign on february 28th. his path to spacy began in 2005. >> last year the pope started using a cane on occasions and recently he appear to have trouble reading part of an address he delivered in rome. this reportedly only the second time head of catholic church has stepped down and according to reports, it comes off as a surprise. >> topping our news here in california, the manhunt continues to refuse it x capris dorner . >> police are searching the southern california mountains near big bear this morning and they are uping the ante . the reward for information leading to dornberd arrest has now risen to a million dollars. casey wian has the latest. >> monday morning when i came in and open the shops one of the employes went to throw away the trash he came back with a clipped a magazine full of bullets. also a belt and a helmet. >> he brought it to me. i asked him where did he find it. he said in a back the luster. >> he reportedly found it when he was walking across the streets. >> he says police told him the items were connected to a double homicide in irvine. it is chilling that
have the electric supply truck moving behind us. they'll do the investigation here and refurbishment here. carnival says it will go back in service. matt, back to you. >> janet, thank you. >>> earlier this morning i talked to triumph passengers julie billings and others and asked them how they're feeling. >> so much better to be back. >> glad to be back. >> have you guys had a chance to take the world's longest, hottest shower yet? >> i did that last night. that was the first thing that we did. i got the kids in the shower and then it was my turn. >> we seemed to miss that. >> you were also traveling with a friend, lorraine and she had a tough experience. she broke her ankle. talk about the circumstances. i know you nursed her for the last couple of days. >> yeah. she took a nasty fall. the ship was dark and they were pushing us with the tug boats and so the ship was moving a lot and jerking and just so happened she got up to use the bathroom at that time and the ship jerked and she couldn't see. she lost her footing and the paramedics came in from the medical center, they picked her
by god, who gave his son for us. >> again, historic happenings there in rome, as a resignation for the ages begins, george. we'll be right back with you in the vatican. >>> robin off today. great to have elizabeth vargas here. we want to also show you this. it's a video of a great white shark, spotted off the coast of new zealand. tragically spotted just before a deadly attack. we'll have that story just ahead. >>> also, a huge multimillion-dollar lawsuit against one of the biggest companies in america. bud wuzer, under fire, right now, for allegedly watering down its beer. >>> but first, we're going to get back to gorgeous st. peter's square this morning. it's a beautiful day at the vatican. and george is right there for it all. >> it certainly is. the sun shining out here right now. i'm here with our colleague, david wright. david, i flew over with cardinal dolan of new york. a lot of talk about the possibility that he might be chosen as the next pope. he laughed that off. but the cardinals are going to start to meet next week. today, though, the day for pope benedict. >> tha
and they feared ethan may be in imminent danger. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> neighbors say they heard a bang and some gunshots but authorities are releasing few details about the rescue. dykes was killed during the raid. >>> an irany war veteran accused of murder is on suicide watch in a texas jail. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after he became aggressive. former seal chris kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> a bipartisan gun control bill will be introduced on capitol hill today. that legislation would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but does not address the president's requested assault weapons ban. mr. obama was in minnesota yesterday promoting what he calls commonsense reforms to the nation's gun laws. he says he is encouraged that congress seems to be coming to an consensus on background checks for gun buyers and limits for high capacity gun clips. >>> 5:04. let's check traffic and weather. is it too early to
's originals for sure. >>> a busy morning, another big story, a terror attack at a u.s. embassy in turkey. tamron hall in for natalie at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. an explosion outside the u.s. embassy in ankara, turkey. local police say a suicide bomber detonated in the -- suicide bomb detonated in the capital city killing at least three people. ambulances at the scene are responding to several people who were wounded. >>> the latest jobs numbers are out this morning. courtney reagan is at the cnbc world headquarters with more. good morning. >> good morning to you, tamron. the first jobs report of 2013 showed 157,000 jobs were added in january. that was the low growth expectation. the unemployment rate dixes up a hair to 7.9%. but thanks to revisions the economy added one third of a million more jobs in 2012 than previously estimated. a large part of those jobs coming in the final months of the year. this as the dow closed out its strongest january in 19 years as we eye 14,000 yet again. >> thank you. >>> and dozens of people are dead in mexico city after a massive explosi
ethan safe. >> you have to be extremely careful. any sort of device you might use against him could obviously harm ethan because he's right there. >> reporter: interesting, the standoff extended beyond midland city, alabama. even president obama praised authorities for saving the boy. rob and diana? >> great news he made it out alive and right in time for his birthday. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> gun control, of course, is a top priority for the president. mr. obama took his message on the road yesterday, with a visit to a minneapolis police station. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: faced with an uphill battle in congress, the president took his campaign for new gun control measures on the road. >> we're not going to wait until the next newtown. >> reporter: the central component of the president's plan is requiring virtually anybody buying a gun to get a background check. but the audience in minneapolis has seen that that's not enough. last september, just a few miles from where the president spoke, minnesota suffered its worst ever mass shooting
in cairo for us this morning. thank you. now here's matt. >>> a huge winter storm is battering the heartland this morning. it's the second blizzard to hit that region in about a week. the weather channel's mike seidel is in wichita, kansas. mike, deja vu all over again. >> reporter: yes, they're digging out from another one today. luckily, the sun is out this morning. here in wichita, you combine both storms, they've now had their snowiest month on record. they've been measuring snow here for 125 years. hit the hardest. in amarillo, they picked up 19 inches yesterday. that makes it their snowiest day on record. howling wind and blinding snow are posing huge problems for motorists in the texas panhandle. several roads are impassable because of whiteout conditions. 12 to 18 inches of snow and drifts as high as six feet are reported. the national weather service calls the texas blizzard crippling and historic. folks in western oklahoma are bringing out their shovels and struggling with the wind. the oklahoma highway patrol is telling all nonessential personnel to stay home until t
loved by us. >> good morning from peter's square, pierre. >> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning. this square erupted with cheers as the pope moved through the crowd. this city of history witnessed something it hasn't seen since 600 years, a pope leaving the papacy. to love the church means to have the courage to make painful, difficult decisions the pope said. i would like to thank everyone for understanding. ♪ 50,000 faithful were invited, thousands more came to celebrate a pope, arriving in his pope mobile. many young people. pope benedict xvi, the first pope they've known and the old who know how his story is. gathering to hear the last testament. and looking on the cardinal, one of these men could soon be pope, the first from pope benedict, a prayer. a final message to his follower followers. >> ask each of you to pray for me and for the new pope i impart my blessing. thank you. [ applause ] >> reporter: this frail man choosing a quieter life. so very different from his predecessor john paul who stayed until the very end. anthony from pennsylvania witnessed both pope's las
north central portions of maryland. and the shenandoah valley to the west of us. that's in effect from late tonight, through tomorrow morning. but temperature-wise, we're still in the 30s. 37. 37 in elkton. it's warmer to the south. cold spot, oakland with shower activity there, expect it tonight. 32 degrees. now, what impact this is going to have on the northeast. particularly massachusetts, rhode island, connecticut and the new york region. tim williams is in the outback. tim? >> definitely the storm merged north and northeast of us. the moisture from the storm coming up along our east coast, along with the cold air that moved in across the great lakes. is all combined in new england. we're looking at 6 two 12 inches roughly. expected around new york. 12 to 24 inches around approach dense, rhode island. and maybe 2 to 3 feet of snow up around boston. it's going to mean significant delays in and out of the city. and that means everywhere up and down the eastern sea board. and back into the midwest and beyond. because of the air travel dela
through 7th, 1978, 21.7 inches. >>> this morning lawmakers are getting new answers about using drones to kill suspected terrorists including americans. an issue key at today's c confirmation hearing. michael isikoff is following this story for us. good morning. >> good morning. drone strikes, the obama's administration weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under new scrutiny after a disclosure of a justice department document obtained by nbc news that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. this is as john brennan faces his nomination today pp a major reversal from the white house pp after years of secretsity, president obama directed to share with members of the house and senate intelligence committees a classified memo laying out the legal drowns for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. >> the news came after this white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who were sus secretaried al qaeda leaders such as a lackey kic al awlaki been charged for a
. >> forecasters warning us this storm would be a powerhouse. right on target. not very far from studio 1a, a look at times square. crews hard at work cleaning up the snow, and also new jersey, strong winds and surf on the jersey shore. i have to point out, lester, when we first came in and you saw the shot of rockefeller plaza and you didn't see snow, that is because they have been up since the wee hours clearing the white stuff it looks like there was no storm outside studstud studda studio 1a. >> one person reported dead after a traffic in upstate new york. the snowfall totals across the northeast are substantial. in parts of connecticut, nearly 3 feet has fallen. boston and portland, maine, reported snowfalls of up to 25 inches. here in new york city, up to about a foot of snow. power has been knocked out to nearly 650,000 customers, most of them in massachusetts and rhode island, and more than 1,800 flights canceled so far, that on top of the 3,600 that never took off on friday in advance of the pieces of storm, erica. >> you can understand why this storm is giving snow plows, snow blowers an
slipping and sliding on treacherous roads. >> the weather beat us to the punch so yeah i borrowed a friend's truck. >> on new york aland's us puts expressway, hundreds of cars got stuck with hundreds of drivers spending the night on the road. even 18 wheels weren't enough to conquer the conditions. >> we need a plow. >> nearly three feet of snow is falling in some places and it's still coming down. winds traveling at up to 83 miles an hour whipping up ocean waters and causing flooding from massachusetts to maine. >> if you lose power, and we are experiencing a lot of wind at that time, you should plan on your power being out for some period of time. >> and this morning over 600,000 people waking up without power. >> make sure you have basic food supplies, medications at home. and prepare for the possibility of being shut in and at home for the next 24 or 48 hours. >> many residents say they are as prepared as they can be. >> running space heaters right now for the house because the electrical is out. now we are getting some food. >> armies of snowplows and salt trucks are clearing the snow
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